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Tonight on le Tour

Postby il padrone » Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:19 pm

The peleton ride up the precursor to Col du Maddeleine.

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Re: Tonight on le Tour

Postby Boognoss » Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:24 pm

That is awesome. Probably to ride. Definitely to watch others ride..... ;)
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Re: Tonight on le Tour

Postby }SkOrPn--7 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:04 pm

Just like looking at a 6.30 current affairs program a Crooked image to make things look worse than they are..........

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Re: Tonight on le Tour

Postby il padrone » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:07 pm

Yep, but even when you adjust the verticality, It is still a very impressive set of switchbacks, and a solid climb.
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Re: Tonight on le Tour

Postby }SkOrPn--7 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:44 pm

il padrone wrote:Yep, but even when you adjust the verticality, It is still a very impressive set of switchbacks, and a solid climb.


I agree no doubt about it I just felt that the person taking the image decided to make it a little more dramatic by tilting the shot to make the face more vertical rather than take a honest shot.

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Re: Tonight on le Tour

Postby DavidS » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:54 pm

That must have been before the TV coverage started . . . bummer.

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Re: Tonight on le Tour

Postby AUbicycles » Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:30 am

A bit straighter

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Re: Tonight on le Tour

Postby warthog1 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:58 pm

That's better thanks, and still awesome. I would love to ride that, cycling heaven.
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Re: Tonight on le Tour

Postby dalai47 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:17 pm

DavidS wrote:That must have been before the TV coverage started . . . bummer.

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Unfortunately it was before.

I'd ridden over the col du Glandon and Col de la Madeleine back in 2011 and was looking forward to enjoying reliving the trip watching last night. Descending off the Madeleine was at least shown...

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